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Temperince Morgan

Director, Southern U.S. Division

Winter Park, FL

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Temperince Morgan TNC Southern U.S. Division Director © Roberto Gonzalez

Areas of Expertise

Executive Administration, Restoration Policy, Project Management, Regulatory Activities

Scheduling Contact

Angela Tennaro


Temperince Morgan has a long and distinguished career in public service and the non-profit sector working on protecting vast and iconic natural resources and addressing critical environmental restoration and water resources issues. Temperince currently serves as the Division Director for TNC’s Southern U.S. Division that is comprised of 10 state programs: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The division focuses on contributing to TNC's 2030 goals related to biodiversity and climate through ecosystem-scale programs related to the Appalachians, longleaf pine, the Mississippi River Basin, Gulf of Mexico, Everglades and the Oceans and Coasts network.

Temperince is a scientist by training who joined TNC in 2014 as Florida executive director, where she helped position the chapter as a leader internally and externally through development of a bold long-term vision and 5-year strategic plan, implementation of a successful $140M fundraising campaign and by embodying TNC’s One Conservancy spirit.

Prior to TNC, Morgan served as director of Everglades policy and coordination at the South Florida Water Management District, where she led Florida’s multibillion dollar Everglades Restoration Program and associated partnership with the Federal Government. Additionally, she worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, where she managed environmental restoration and water quality standard related programs.

Temperince is a fourth generation Floridian based in Central Florida and enjoys pickleball, traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband and two dogs.

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